Term 3 Week 5 - 18 August

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Another lovely assembly today, with the Preprimary Catherine Gang in absolutely fantastic form! To all of the children and to Jen and Julie, this has been just the best start to the day – thank you.

Our final School Mass with Father Peter went beautifully. It was a reverent and meaningful liturgy. Father Peter’s farewell gifts and cards will remind him of all his friends here. We look forward to seeing him back for the opening of the new Presbytery and Parish Centre. Thank you Father Peter for nine fantastic years! The Parish farewell mass is this Sunday at 10:00am and followed by morning tea. Consider yourself invited.

Opportunities to book for Fathers Day breakfast and the Newman College presentation can be found in the Holy Rosary Community News section.

Library Legend Holly Butson is hanging out for our Book Week Parade next week! It promises to be loads of fun! Holly has given some wise advice about the parade which I am sure you will appreciate. Can’t wait for next week!

Best wishes

Mark de Kluyver



Saturday 19 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 6pm

Sunday 20 August

Eucharist Commitment Mass - 10am

Tuesday 22 August

  • Newman College Presentation in the Library 6pm
  • P & F Meeting - 7pm - Staffroom

Wednesday 23 August

Eucharist Parent/Student Workshops 5 - 6pm & 6:30 - 7:30pm

Thursday 24 August

Uniform Shop CLOSED

Friday 25 August

Book Week Parade - 8:55am

Thursday 31 August

Class Mass - 5D Readings

Friday 1 September

Fathers Day Breakfast 7-8am - Gym

Monday 4 September

5D Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Wednesday 6 September

5C Night of the Notables - 5pm - 7pm - Library

Friday 8 September

Lapathon 2 - 3pm

Wednesday 20 September

End of Term 3

Student Free Days 2017

  • Thursday 21 Sept - Staff PD
  • Friday 22 Sept - Student Free


Staffing Update

Erin Horne who will be taking over Science while Mrs Skinner is on leave. Please make her welcome.


The children had a great day! Mass, mini fete, sausage sizzle and tabloid sports. We raised $ 1180 from the Cupcake stall and mini fete. Thanks everyone for contributing . The money raised will go to the Missions.


New reading resources

Our parent community has raised and donated $12,500 to purchase an amazing range of new reading resources for all our children.

The stories are fresh, engaging and fun – a great educational asset to our school.

A team of parent helpers also spent a number of mornings stamping and cataloguing the books – a bit of a 'One power ball…’ job (to quote Mr T) - but it meant getting the books into classrooms all the more quickly.

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Register for Newman College info night

Remember to register if you intend to come along to the Newman College information night next Tuesday. https://hrnewmaninfo.eventbrite.com.au/

WHEN: Tuesday 22 August, 6pm to 7pm

WHERE: Library, Holy Rosary School

RSVP to Fathers’ Day Breakfast

Dads and grandads are invited to our Holy Rosary Fathers’ Day BBQ Breakfast. Please register your attendance for catering purposes:


WHEN: Friday 1 September, 7am to 8am

COST: $5 contribution per family

Lap-a-thon Friday 8 September

We are very excited to be running a Lap-a-thon this term to help raise funds for the contemporary classrooms. This is a really fun event for all the children to get involved in - and a way for them to actively contribute towards the classrooms they are so keen to have. The idea is to be sponsored for completing as many laps as possible within 30 minutes. Please let Michelle Della Franca know if you can help out on the day: mich75@iinet.net.au

Please click HERE for Info Form

Please click HERE for Pledge Form

Save the date: Bogan Bingo!

WHEN: Saturday 14 October 2017

WHERE: Holy Rosary School Gym

WHAT: What to wear?!!

Entertainment Books: To order an Entertainment Book online please go to www.entbook.com.au/8437a8 - The cost of a Book or Digital Membership is $70. Forms are also available from the School Office.

Please keep supporting our school’s events and fundraisers!

Please click HERE for Holy Rosary Facebook page.

The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary

The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who want to support the School Community.

As a Parent Community we would love to see a culture of thinking Holy Rosary first! Please have a look through the directory to see what these businesses might be able to do for you. If you would like to be listed please contact Mark Nolan on mark@sensefs.com.au.

Library News

A HUGE thanks to Lydia and John Della Saul for assembling our new library display shelves- they look great! BOOK WEEK is next week and we are all so excited about the Annual Costume Parade next Friday 25th August. Students are encouraged to be creative, source ideas from books to make their own costumes or use what they already have at home. The theme is Escape to Everywhere and classes have focussed on a particular Notable Book and prepared some amazing artwork which is displayed in the Library. It is going to be a super fun week!

Mrs Butson

“If my books can help children become readers, then I feel I have accomplished something important.” Roald Dahl


Click here for winter menu

Mon 21 August - G Hie, J Nolan

Wed 23 August - A Chapman, G Gavin, F Fernandes

Fri 25 August - N Della-Polina, S Ford

Wednesday’s soup will be: Potato, Leek & Corn

Gluten Free Bread now available - 60c extra


Leanna 0414 953 958



The next redemption date is Tuesday 22 August.

Don't forget about the grand competition for Tokyo Disneyland. The student needs to make 15 deposits before the end of Term Three to automatically be entered into the draw.

How to Get Started with School Banking

Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide ID online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.

All you need to do is visit: www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking

and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.

School Banking is every Tuesday 8:15am - 8:45am at the Canteen.

Sonja, Christine and Natalie



Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am

The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to uniformshop@hrs.wa.edu.au. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.

New Hair Accessories!!

We have purchased a limited number of faction colours just in time for the Athletics Carnival. We also have large black bow hair clips.

$5 cash each

Susanne Zerk - Uniform Shop Coordinator


Please click HERE for the OSHC Newsletter.


Farewell Mass Sunday 20 August - There will be a Mass to farewell Fr Peter at 10:00am in the Church and you are all invited to attend a morning tea following the Mass.

Healing Mass 7 September 10.00am - (Our Lady of the Rosary Church)

We hope winter has been kind for you all.Come to the next Healing Mass to praise God for your gift of health and for those who care for you.

Be the ones who are invited who turn up for the celebration and in the right gear!

Agape Prayer Group will sing with us and Rosary Care will serve the Morning Tea.

For transport assistance ring Christine 9244 3288

2017 Sacramental Program

This Parish family based program covers the sacraments of Confirmation, First Eucharist and Reconciliation. The dates are:

  • First Eucharist: 9 Sept 6:00 pm Mass or 10 Sept 10:00 am Mass
  • Reconciliation: 21 Oct 5:00 pm or 28 Oct 5:00 pm

For further information contact Kaye Shervington on 0411 123 44

Mass Times

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday Evening - 6:00pm

Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am

Parish Office 0411 123 441

Email: doubleview@perthcatholic.org.au

After hours: 0422 836 900



We are looking for help and need VOLUNTEERS for the ‘rehabME ball’ || Presented by the Saba Rose Button Foundation.


Time slots for volunteers are to be confirmed, but would roughly be:




You would also need to attend 2 x volunteer meetings prior to the event. If you are willing to help us & available, please contact Clare O’Donohoe on clare@sabafoundation.org.au


FOR TICKETS: tickets@sabafoundation.org.au

Special Year Seven Instrumental Programme at Newman College - ATTN: Year 6 Students

Year 7 Special Instrumental Program is being offered to students enrolled at Newman College for Year 7 2018, who show potential for learning and excelling on a chosen instrument. Entry is based on results of a musical aptitude test and a reference from the current Year 6 teacher. If selected, students will be given the opportunity to learn a band instrument or voice for free for the duration of the program - one year, as well as attend weekly band and choir rehearsals. Instruments available include flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, double bass and voice.

All Year 6 students enrolled at Newman College for Year 7 next year will sit the Aptitude test during class time on Wednesday 23rd August, from 2:30-3:00pm. No preparation is required for the test.

Alternative testing dates for students absent at this time who wish to be considered for a place are invited to attend one of the following times at Newman College Marist Auditorium, Studio 1.

  • Wednesday 23 August, 3:30-4:00pm
  • Thursday 24 August, 3:30-4:00pm (repeat session)

Parents will be informed via letter if their child has been successful in the test, inviting them to the next stage of selection.

Please contact Margaret Goldsmith, Coordinator of Music at Newman College for all enquiries: Ph: 9204 9488. Email: margaret.goldsmith@cewa.edu.au

‘Central Park Plunge’ - Please help support my fundraising efforts in support of hospitalised children whose families need help provided through Ronald McDonald house.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the ‘Central Park Plunge’ where teams of people commit to raise money for a nominated charity by abseiling 220m down the side of the Central Park building in the city centre. It’s a high-profile activity designed to get people out of their comfort zone (which is about 51 above my comfort zone). I’m taking the plunge on Friday the 9 September.

Below is a link to the website where people can make a tax-deductable donation.

Thank you - Clint Hounsham


CEWA are assisting me with the promotion of the WA Caritas Team ‘Run for Africa’ (or walk), however I am personally inviting schools and people to participate. Essentially, we are inviting all schools and parishes to join in on the day. There are different distances 4km, 12km, half marathon and the marathon. John, I and the kids will be walking the 4 km walk to raise some funds and awareness of the poverty and impact of climate change on the poor and marginalised in Africa - particularly in Sudan. Note: All entering the race must be there 30 minutes before the race/walk begins.

Start times for each race: 4km- 7.55am; 12km- 8.45am (walk); 8.20-8.35am (run); 21km- 7.30am; 42km- 6am

There will be a gathering at the end of the race for the event and hoping at this stage that we will receive food (light lunch/ cakes/fruit) donated in support of this appeal for our runners or walkers. Do you know any businesses in our school who would be interested in promoting their business by providing some light refreshments? This will be a big story for our schools and parishes! In fact, I am hoping to contact Today show as we are having a Sudanese student running in this race for the Caritas WA Run for African Emergency Appeal. So, if there is any family who would be able to assist, please let the Office know and they will forward my details to you.

Click HERE for poster.

Thank you - Anita Finneran

Holy Spirit Spring Fair - Saturday 2 September 10am - 4pm

Rides, Bouncy Castle, Animal Farm, Market Stalls, Live Music, Food, Cafe and much much more. Holy Spirit Primary School, Bent Street, City Beach - www.holyspiritfair.com.au


Enrol your children now in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays. Enrolments for the nine day October program close Sunday 20 August 2017. Enrolments for the five day October program close Sunday 27 August 2017. To find out more about VacSwim and to enrol online please visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming

Marist Football Club Newsletter - http://www.maristfc.com.au/the-club/newsletters/

Holy Rosary School

35 Williamstown Road


WA 6018

Tel: (08) 9203 4500

Fax: (08) 9244 1931

Email: admin@hrs.wa.edu.au

Website: www.hrs.wa.edu.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/holyrosaryschooldoubleview/